The University of Sydney in Australia found that CBD doesn’t cause impairment to driving.
The study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology May 30th, states that CBD oral treatment does not “appear” to induce intoxication or impair cognitive function.
Researchers analysed the driving performance of 17 participants after they had consumed a placebo as well as three different amounts of CBD oil.
Participants were required to pass two tests. Participants had to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them. The second required driving on rural roads and highways.
The task was completed between 45 and 75 minutes after participants had received their treatment. The same driving simulations were repeated with intervals of 3.5 to four hours. This was necessary in order to test the different plasma CBD concentrations. The tests were repeated four times under placebo, each of the three CBD treatment dosages.
Researchers measured participants’ driving abilities and assessed their subjective experiences and cognitive function.
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The researchers concluded that CBD did not induce feelings of intoxication, or impair driving or cognitive performance.
The results of this study show that CBD oral treatment in doses of up to 1500mg does not induce feelings or intoxication. It is also unlikely to cause cognitive impairment or impaired driving performance. The study states that further research is needed to confirm CBD’s safety-sensitive effects on tasks within the first hour after treatment and with chronic administration.
Dr. Danielle McCartney, the lead author of the University of Sydney’s webpage stated that CBD is generally not considered to be intoxicating but its effects on safety-sensitive tasks remain to be established. Our study confirms that CBD can be consumed by itself and is safe for drivers.
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She said that CBD was not considered in isolation and that CBD should be used with caution by drivers who take CBD along with other medications.
Another study, published in 2020, confirmed that CBD, when used through vaporizers, does not impair driving. However, THC and THC/CBD equivalent cannabis caused a temporary impairment during on-road testing.
Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the main components of cannabis, is not intoxicating. However, many studies have shown it to be less so than THC.
The 2018 Farm Bill for hemp legalization made CBD, and other minor marijuana compounds legal provided they do not contain more than 0.3 percent THC.
In recent years, its popularity has increased. Many studies have shown that it has many medical benefits.
The FDA has approved Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug that treats seizures related to Dravet or Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, for patients aged one year and older.
The FDA acknowledges the potential benefits that cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds could offer. However, it is strict towards companies that market CBD products as dietary supplement through misleading, false, or misleading claims that may pose a risk to the safety and health of consumers.
FDA also warns that CBD products can cause accidents while driving.
CBD can cause sleepiness, lethargy, and sedation. These side effects are why CBD users should be cautious about driving after using any CBD products.
CBD is not a controlled substance. There is little chance of you being charged with driving under influence (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI) for CBD usage in the US.
A positive THC reading from CBD could lead to DUI or DWI.
This risk is real. A recent study found that most CBD products were mislabeled, and may contain high levels of THC.
CBD products could have higher levels of THC than they are supposed to. The human body may have a higher level of THC than is expected.